AUSTIN (KXAN) - Decades of bumper-to-bumper traffic in Southwest Austin might soon be rounding the last curve in the road, as the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority prepares to take a fresh look at long-term solutions for one of Texas' most congested roadways – the 'Y' at Oak Hill.
"Continuous flow" intersections will soon be a temporary fix for traffic problems near the Highways 71 and 290 intersection. But more permanent possibilities should come up after a Federal of Highway Administration-required environmental study slated to begin in October.
This will examine impacts to water, air, wildlife and noise, among other issues.
- Changes coming at Oak Hill traffic mess
- Oak Hill preps for traffic solutions
- New design could ease traffic at 'Y'
As a result of the study and other factors, CTRMA has predicted a construction start could be five to 10 years away. This is the first time the agency has led the project, after its establishment in 2002 for the transportation improvements in Travis and Williamson Counties.
The agency has indicated toll roads as a likely option – both to help pay for the project and to decrease traffic time both on and off the stretch.
CTRMA will host a community forum next Wednesday, August 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at ACC Pinnacle Campus in the 10th floor meeting room. Participants will then be able to discuss the traffic area and also possibly name for the project.
Emergency agencies from all over Hays County will be out in full force Friday at Dripping Springs Middle School as they take a new training approach to protect the lives of children.
Ten-year-old Cameron Ferweda is a fan of action-adventure books. Of writing them, that is.
The state's chief financial officer says a booming Texas economy has created an extra $2.5 billion in unspent revenue.
An armed robbery in South Austin set off a search for two men with guns early Friday morning.
Two school buses and a car crashed on eastbound Parmer Lane near Ranch Road 620 on Friday morning but there were no reports of injuries.
Governor Rick Perry issued a State Disaster Proclamation for the "extensive" flood damage Central Texas experienced at the end of October on Friday.